Smart Thermostat: Worth the hype?
Advanced technology is seeping into every part of our lives, and our heating and cooling services are no exception. The once futuristic idea of a smart house is quickly becoming a reality as our appliances can do everything from tell us what’s in our refrigerators to vacuum our floors for us all controlled by our handheld cellular device (or even a watch). The same reality is true for temperature regulation in our home. A smart thermostat is a real and present commodity, but is it worth it? What advantages does it truly offer the modern American family?
Multi-room Temperature Readings
While traditional thermostats regulate the temperature of the entire home or building based on the temperature in one room, a smart thermostat like the one Earth Energy offers from Ecobee offers remote sensors that adjust the temperature in the rooms that need it most.
If you leave for the day or take a vacation and happen to forget to adjust the temperature, fixing your mistake is as simple as opening an app on your phone and dialing down (or up) the temperature setting. The smart thermometer will take care of the rest.
Real Energy Savings
Ecobee reports that homes save an average of 24 percent on heating costs and 21 percent on cooling costs with a smart thermometer. This is a huge savings and means the system pays for itself quickly. Due to the smart thermostat’s ability to regulate the temperature of your home or building according to a myriad of variables (environment, the inhabitant’s schedule and habits, and other principles of heating and cooling), the guesswork of what to set your thermostat at and when is taken on by the system itself.
Contact Earth Energy Systems today and ask us if a smart thermostat is right for you. We can get you moving toward cost savings and efficiency in the temperature regulation of your home.